When I first heard about this, I was awkwardly almost immediately upset, if not angry.
I got mad about the lack of originality in all forms of media.
I got mad about adding needless crap to what was complete, and succinct, and great.
I got mad about changing the best body horror/coming of age (I guess depending on the viewer)/discomfort marathon show.
Then, I watched the trailer.
Should have been my first step.
I’m so into this, depending on how it shakes out.
I’m still nervous in a weird way. (Weird because, what FLCL meant to me at the time, and what it means on its own doesn’t/won’t change. It’s just another thing, who cares if it’s awful. It doesn’t change what that show meant.)
I’m optimistic though. Maybe this will explore other aspects. The trailer, to me, suggested a similar exploration of puberty/coming of age to girls/women in a way that I think could add a lot to the story/ip/idea.
But… still very nervous. Excited. I guess the word is anxious? I hope it isn’t just “Hey, we can expand this into being another dumb cliche, meaningless anime, and it has a huge following, so let’s print cash with the ip.”